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Wayne Caldwell is a Professor in Rural Planning and Development and Director of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He also has a career-long affiliation with the County of Huron. His primary focus has been on planning and change in rural and agricultural communities. He is an active researcher in the area of farmland preservation, rural conflict resolution, governance of nutrient management and community-based approaches to economic and environmental issues. His sixth book, Rediscovering Thomas Adams: Rural Planning and Development in Canada, was published in 2011. He is a founding member and past Chair of the Ontario Rural Council. He is also a founding member of the Huron Stewardship Council and the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation. He was appointed by the Ontario Government to Chair the Provinces Nutrient Management Advisory Committee and he served as President of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute from 2007–09 and as President of the Association of Canadian University Planning Programs from 2010–12.